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Lebanese Barbecue Chicken

Chicken done with garlic, oregano, parsley and spices


1 Whole chicken
2 tablesp lemon Juice
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 teasp paprika
1 teasp cumin
1 teasp oregano
1/2 teasp cayenne
1 teasp turmeric
100ml olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped for garnish


  1. Cut the chicken backbone and open then chicken into a butterfly. Cut 2 slashes in each leg an breast, half way down to the bone.
  2. In a large bowl combine the lemon juice, garlic spices and oil, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Place the chicken into the marinade and stir thoroughly to fully coat the entire chicken and into the cuts.
  4. Marinate for at least an hour.
  5. Place the chicken on the barbecue and grill for 35-45 minutes, turning every few minutes to cook evenly.
  6. Served garnished with parsley, drizzle Tahini and with Lebanese pita bread.

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